Looking for a Christmas tree cutting permit?
U.S. Forest Service's website to obtain a Christmas tree cutting permit for federal forests. Please note: Christmas tree cutting permits are not available for state forests.
E-Notification allows forest landowners, timber owners, and operators to submit a Notification of Operation or Permit to Use Fire or Power Driven Machinery online. The Oregon Forest Practices Act requires a notification to be filed before beginning any forest operation and a permit to be obtained for any operation that uses fire or power driven machinery.
Learn more about E-Notification.
Special use permits
Special use permits are required for commercial use of Oregon's state forests. Permits are required for activities like filming commercials, outfitter and guide services, and athletic or OHV events. Contact the local district office of the State Forest you would like to access for more information on obtaining a special use permit.
Special forest products
Oregon's state forestlands offer a variety of special forest products such as mushrooms, plants, and rock that can be harvested or collected. Permits are required in some districts for personal and commercial use based on volume.
Learn more about special forest products.
Firewood helps heat your home and fuel your campfire. Firewood cutting dates and prices vary by location. Be sure to call your local district office for the latest updates on where, when, and how much you can cut. Permits are often first-come/first-served, and not issued during fire season or in active timber sale areas. Remember to be safe and always go prepared. Firewood may also be collected on federal land. See resources on this page to contact the US Forest Service or BLM for more information. Learn more about firewood cutting permits.
After timber harvest, forest landowners may reduce the risk of wildfire through controlled burning of unmarketable tree residue, or “slash.” This removes potential fuel for a wildfire.
Unless the forester waives the requirement, all prescribed burning on forestland within a protection district must be registered seven days prior to the ignition. When a forest landowner requests a burning permit, ODF meteorologists check the wind and weather forecast, review the number of burns already scheduled in the area, and consider the amount of slash and the acreage proposed to be burned. Once the burn registration and written plan are complete, the burn unit may now be planned.
Learn more about burning and smoke management.
Cities, counties, and local fire districts also have their own restrictions on burning. Remember to always contact your local fire department before you burn.